I always start to think about my New Year’s resolutions the first day of December. Then time clicks in and that month goes by in the blink of an eye. And I’ve been thinking, not writing anything down. I’m not the only one thinking, as I’ve caught celebrities making comments about what 2009 ought to bring.
We’ve all seen and heard from these people in the media before, but I think now they’re all saying the same thing, only differently! There is a change happening in our world; best we pay attention.
“We are entering a time where it is a must to always do what’s right versus what’s easy. Never forget: People first, then money, then things.” Suze Orman, personal finance expert, author, Oprah Magazine, etc.
“What’s really happening is we’re simplifying life. Less financial freedom will result in things like fewer nannies, so you’ll spend more time with your kids, which will lead to more connected families.” Dr. Mehmet Oz, frequent physician guest of Oprah.
“For 2009, your first resolution should be, ‘I will make relationships the first priority and consumption the last.’ That’s the most important thing you can do.” Deepak Chopra, holistic physician, author, media star.
Emil Hirsch goes to the Congo on a trip to discover…
“A young boy in a faded red shirt is starving for not only food but attention., He goes up to all of us and pulls at our hands, wanting somebody to hold his. He never smiles or makes an expression. Not knowing what I can do, I wrest my hand free of his and drift away…he chases us with a group of other kids. For me this trip was an introduction to an inspiring people…who really want to get out into this world and participate in it. Maybe we can all come together to change the world. Still as we fly away, Africa disappearing behind thick clouds, all I can see is that boy with the faded red shirt.”
There are moments in all of our lives, I think, which we would like to be able to replay. I have them all the time. I would have reached out to more people, recognized other peoples’ feelings more, spent more time listening. I now see that what I just wrote are some of my resolutions. I feel better.
No matter where we live or how old we are, we all want to connect, to feel we exist, to be recognized. We all need that kind of attention, whether we’re showing up in the Congo in a faded red shirt or we’re living in Hollywood and walking down the red carpet at a movie premier! These needs of ours are inherent in the human condition, now more than ever.
Source by Alice March